|The nature and tendency of balls : seriously and candidly considered, in two sermons, preached in Medway, the first, December 21: the second, December 28, 1818 / - Jacob Ide.|
This book consists of two sermons delivered by Jacob Ide (1785-1880), pastor of the Second Church in Medway during December 1818. In these sermons, the pastor declares that balls are too expensive, "excite very ardent feeling," and lead to an "inordinate love of company" resulting in idleness. The second sermon is devoted to a common theme in nineteenth-century antidance literature, that dancing and attending balls are contrary to Scripture...
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